Best Escape Rooms in Austin, Texas

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How It Works

1. Assemble Your Team

Grab your friends, come in groups of any size, and choose your date & time.

2. Choose Your Game

Select the room you would like to escape from and book your reservations.​

3. Find the clues

Solve the riddles and find the clues as the clock ticks down and pressure rises!

4. Make Your Escape

Use the clues & keys you find to solve the game and make your escape before time runs out!

What is
Great Room Escape?

Great room escape is a fully interactive and immersive experience unlike anything you have ever done before.

Up to 12 participants will enter a room and they will have one hour to escape. Clues and riddles hidden throughout the room provide the tools necessary to meet this objective. As the clock ticks down and the pressure mounts, can you stay calm, and can you escape!

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All Experiences Are In Private Rooms

Escape With Your Friends and No One Else

4+ People


Per person

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1-3 people


flat rate

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We have implemented numerous new policies and procedures so you and your friends can enjoy yourselves in a safe environment.

  • All shows are private. You will never be grouped with other players
  • Reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing
  • Increased frequency of sanitation and disinfection
  • Employees will be required to wear face coverings
  • Guests will be asked to follow local guidelines as it pertains to face coverings

We are extremely excited to be able to open our doors again in a responsible manner. We’ll see all of you escape artists soon!

Room Themes

Houdini, the world’s greatest escape artist and famous magician, made a pact with his wife Bess to try and make contact from beyond the grave upon his death. They also set a deadline by which they would give up and Bess was to move on with her life. As the hour approaches for the deadline, you and your friends are their last hope. You have one hour to discover the final item so that Bess may make one last attempt to contact her beloved husband.

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Perfect For

Friends & Family

Great Room Escape will bring your family together in a way you could have never thought possible, and it’s certainly more entertaining than sitting around on the couch.

Team Building

After just one of our escape rooms, your group will be able to work together and communicate better than ever.

Game Enthusiasts

Do you love trying to solve puzzles and riddles? Well, Great Room Escape is a new kind of interactive puzzle you have never experienced before.


The point of traveling is to experience great things you couldn’t while in your hometown. Great Room Escape is certainly that. Try something different on vacation!

Give The Gift of
Problem Solving

Axe Throwing

You and your best mates will spend 1 hour becoming intimate with a 1.5 lb piece of whirling wood and metal as you learn, practice, and then finally square off toe to toe in a group tournament that will result in the crowing of an Axe Throwing Champion. Our Axe Throwing sessions are run by trained experts who will show you how to safely handle an axe and chuck it with accuracy while giving you tips on how to capture that illustrious bullseye.

Corporate Team Building

Having a Team Building activity or corporate event?
Reserve a room with Great Room Escape!


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Location Details

Austin, Texas






5 Reasons to Try an Escape Room

It’s no secret–Escape Room’s are amazing. What some see as a passing trend has only continued to grow as new players discover this addicting craze. Escape Room games are ideal for entertaining your friends, your family, or your co-workers. No matter the situation, the exciting and quick pace of the gameplay will have you coming back for more.

Want to challenge yourself and go beyond virtual reality to solve challenging puzzles–possibly saving yourself and others in the process? A trip to Mindspark’s Escape Room in Austin should be your next destination.

Still not convinced that this game is for you? Here are five reasons your next weekend activity or team building opportunity should be an Escape Room.

  1. Challenge Yourself
  2. Team Building
  3. Escape the Zombies + Other Themes
  4. Real-Life Video Game
  5. Mystery Date

Challenge Yourself

Sometimes we need a challenge in our life. A way to use our minds to solve complex problems with high stakes. To prove our superiority, we must have something to overcome and conquer. Escape Rooms provide that plus more.

Protection against dementia and Alzheimer’s–games enhance concentration and focus, as well as, build mindful strategies to tighten the brain’s connections. Together it’s a winning combination in the fight to keep our brain’s bright and agile.

Team Building

Solving a challenge with another person is proven to help overcome difficulties with a team member. Demonstrating how someone can benefit from the work of another opens up dialogue and sharpens communication. One’s weakness might be another’s strength.

The memories created during a team’s escape room game will bond the group together. The effects of the experience will carry over to the office or workplace as well. It’s not uncommon to see productivity increase after participating in an escape room.

Escape the Zombies + Other Themes

Escape Room games originally began with horror theme. The movie Saw entered the lexicon and the concept of torturing a group of people in enclosed spaces swept the nation. Being trapped in a room with a zombie was and is an intriguing way to spend one’s time.

It plays on our natural need for survival along with our fascination with zombies. Survival video games like H1Z1 and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds are big hits with streamers on the internet. Survival as entertainment is in and Escape Room’s are a terrific way to capture that spirit.The popularity of Escape Room games expanded from the zombie and horror themes into straight puzzle games and challenges. Aliens, pirates, child’s room, and crashed subway cars are just a few examples of the innovative ways escape room companies are changing the game.

Real Life Video Game

Gamers love to game and normally it doesn’t matter what the title. Give them some competition and they will go for the win. The opportunity to participate in something as close to a video game as possible is entirely unique.

Where else do you get the chance to avoid the menacing teeth of a zombie? Have you rescued a zombie from getting tortured by the government? Did you discover the hidden treasure of Redbeard the Pirate? Solving puzzles, defeating villains, and overcoming the odds all sound like objectives in a video game but they are actually what you do in an Escape Room game. Disconnecting and slowing our brain down to focus on the task at hand can feel entirely therapeutic.

Many Escape Room companies even gamify their business. Loyalty programs are prevalent throughout the industry ensuring that you keep coming back.

A real-life video game with multiplayer challenges encouraging communication. Just like playing in an online game with strangers–Escape Room’s provide gamers a platform to socialize and interact, creating new friendships.

Mystery Date

Some say that the only thing that matters is the physique when it comes to a mate but those single people know that the mind that is the sexiest attribute in a mate. There is, perhaps, no better way to show off your mental prowess than an escape game. Solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles in an Escape Room provides you and your date with a connection that may be difficult to top. So once you and your date get married, which is inevitable due to the positive connection you made during the experience of your first escape game.

Escape Rooms have come a long way since their inception. Upgraded interactions and production value surpass even the best virtual reality games. A unique way to bond with a partner, team, or just to challenge yourself. Make Great Room Escape’s Escape Room in Austin your next adventure.

Great Room Escape Austin

Looking for a great activity with friends? Escape room in Austin is the ticket.

We have created unique and challenging escape experiences for our guests. Great Room Escape has quickly become one of the best activities for adults in Austin. This activity is wonderful for team building and pushing your mind to the limit. Take a look at the rooms we offer.


The Houdini escape is named after the world’s greatest escape artist and magician. The mission is simple. Houdini made a pact with his wife Bess make contact from beyond the grave upon his death. They also set a deadline by which they would give up and Bess was to move on with her life.

As the hour approaches for the deadline, you and your friends in this Austin escape room are their last hope. You have one hour to discover the final item so that Bess may make one last attempt to contact her beloved husband.

If you want a rewarding and thrilling escape the room challenge in Austin, you can’t go wrong with Houdini.

Zombie Room

Next up on our escape the room Austin list is for our more fearless guests. The Zombie room is a thrill bound to keep you and your friends on your toes.

Trapped with no way out, chain link by chain link a bloodthirsty zombie invades the room. You must solve the room before time runs out and the zombie is unleashed. With only sixty minutes and your brains, you must uncover clues and decipher riddles to gain your freedom.

The intensity of the Zombie room makes it one of the best team building activities in Austin. This adventure is bound to bring a group closer together.

Axe Throwing

While we know that escape rooms in Austin, Texas are a blast, there is nothing wrong with wanting a different kind of activity.

At the Great Room Escape, you can challenge your friends to Axe Throwing and find out who is the ultimate champion of the group.

Your group will have a quick training session to learn all of the skills needed to throw an axe and challenge your friends. The experience lasts for about an hour and a half.

If you are in search of Austin activities and want to surprise your friends, try throwing a 1.5lb piece of wood and metal towards a target and seeing which competitor comes out on top.

Great Room Escape

If you’re looking for a creative and unique escape room in Austin that will push your mind to the limit, the Great Room Escape has you covered.

Our exciting and detailed rooms guarantee that you and your friends have an unforgettable experience.

Ready to try it out? Select the room that you like above and book now! If you have any questions, feel free to call us today at (512) 213-4222